The American University of Rome (AUR), founded in 1969 as an institution for study-abroad students, was incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1970, as a result of the work of David Colin, an American journalist who settled in Rome after World War II.
The American University of Rome is the ideal place to take your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies or in Archeology and Classics (with supplemental Cultural Heritage or Screen Media) or in Art History (with supplemental Art Business).
The American University of Rome provides equal opportunity for all qualified individuals in its educational programs and activities. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income or Vietnam-era veteran status. It conforms to all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. The policy of equal opportunity applies to every aspect of the operations and activities of the university generally and includes admissions and employment.
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Library: The AUR Library is located in Evans Hall, a stately two-story building housing 15,000 volumes, 1200 DVDs and Videos, as well as access to important online databases and a vast network of Roman libraries.
Technology: Main general purpose computer lab with 55 PCs and several print stations; PC teaching classroom; Mac-based multimedia laboratory; 14 library workstations; wireless Internet access throughout the campus and its gardens and terraces.
Overlooking the historical center, the university is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. With its own garden of Roman pines it offers a spectacular view of Rome and the surrounding hills. The campus is near two city parks, Villa Sciarra and Villa Pamphili and historical landmarks. The area also hosts diplomatic residences and several international academies.
Students participate in athletic and recreational offerings: competitive university mens and womens soccer leagues, a coed running club, a yoga club, a mens basketball club, martial arts training, and even a rowing club that allows students to enjoy Rome from a unique and privileged perspective. True to Roman myth and history, AUR athletes are the Wolves and She-wolves with a mascot to lead the cheers.
Studying at The American University of Rome has become the best thing that has happened in my life history. The cream of professors and friendly students made my experience unforgettable. I have good grades but I have financial difficulties.
Social, helpful, interactive, informative, innovative, friendly, intellectual.
Regarding the Art History program, I found my expectations exceeded. The small classes coupled with the abundance of on-site classes meant that I was able to develop my critical thinking skills for Art History in a culturally rich and welcoming environment. Plus, everyone was just so friendly! I would definitely recommend AUR to anyone looking for a decent Art History...